ej (1330) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - NOV 14, 2012
Very cloudy straw like colour. Sweet aroma with some Belgian funkyness. Taste is rather bitter, but not in an awesome way. This isn’t very balanced and the finish is almost medicinal. Medium body. Lubiere (14110) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2012
A hazed golden amber IPA with a thin mocha head. In aroma, a sweet musty caven malt with resinous hops, a bit of mercaptoethanol, a tad unpleasant. In mouth, a sweetish biscuit malt with strange resinous hops, light off flavours, not unpleasant, but not my favorite. BB 04-02-2012. Bieropholie import. brief_smile (110) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2012
Hazy orange, pillowy white head. Grapefruit, sherbet lemons, grass and light biscuit notes on the nose. Sour citric and bisucit notes dominate the taste. Clean, dry finish. Medium carbonation. BarBache (33) - NORWAY - OCT 5, 2012
citrus, color was "dark orange" , white foam, cloudy, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - SEP 15, 2012
THOUGHTS: This sample might have been a little skunked. Either that or it was just the German hops overload. Even so slight skunk, but mostly German hops seemed to be the answer. Not really my cup of beer. There is a reason why there aren’t a lot of German hopped IPAs.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a slightly hazy, medium to dark, golden yellow with a large, white head that mostly diminished and left good lacing. The aroma had light bread, toasted malt, biscuit, slight caramel and hints of grain, hay, straw and cereal; moderate perfume, herbal and grassy hops; lighter lemon hops; slight earthy and musty yeast; slight honey; slight cardboard; and slight apricot. The initial flavor was moderately sweet, slightly acidic and slightly bitter; while the finish was lightly sweet, slightly acidic and moderately bitter with a fairly long duration. There was grassy hops, herbal hops, floral and perfume hops, slight honey, white bread, biscuit, doughy and musty yeast; straw and grain. The light to medium body was dry with soft but slightly tingly carbonation and a metallic and moderate to heavily acidic finish.
BVery (10715) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - SEP 11, 2012
Bottle. Slightly cloudy orange pour with a huge white head. Aroma is dominated by tropical fruit. Smooth palate and easy drinking. Very nice! dfearnley (2247) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 24, 2012
11.2 fl oz bottle to flute
Apricot, tropical fruit, and hoppy aroma. Translucent amber with a billowing off white head. It's bitter, a little sour with tropical fruit and caramel notes. Mouthfeel is tongue coating and oily. nick76 (4399) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2012
The aroma is hoppy with grassy, herbal, and pine like hops. There is also sweet malt and dirty metal. The appearance is deep gold with slight amber hue and a foamy head. Taste is like the aroma. The palate is average. Overall a really good beer that is hurt by the metallic aroma. DiarmaidBHK (5390) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2012
Bottle from perfect pour. Pours golden with a quarter inch of white foam. Citrus and bread notes on the nose. Theres some pine notes that come through on the finish with a slight hint of bitterness. Notes of citrus on the tongue. It’s a quaffable beer but My expectations are always higher with Mikkeller than quaffable. RichardGretton (4770) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2012
Bottle. Vibrant cloudy golden beer with a strong frothy head. The aroma is lightly hopped, and the flavour is very strongly hopped and bitter with a nice grassy tinge. Overall a nice well hopped and bitter beer.
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